HTML <blockquote> Tag


A section that is quoted from another source :

<blockquote cite="">
For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally.
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Definition and Usage

The <blockquote> tag specifies a section that is quoted from another source.

Browsers usually indent <blockquote> elements.

Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<blackquote> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip : Use <q> for inline (short) quotations.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML 4.01, the <blockquote> tag defines a long quotation.

In HTML5, the <blockquote> tag specifies a section that is quoted from another source.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

Note : To validate a <blockquote> element as XHTML, it must contain only other block-level elements, like this :


<p>Here is a long quotation here is a long quotation.</p>



Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies the source of the quotation

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <blockquote> element with the following default values :


blockquote {
    display: block;
    margin-top: 1em;
    margin-bottom: 1em;
    margin-left: 40px;
    margin-right: 40px;
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